Mumbai: What could be more embarrassing for a star, when reporters leave his press conference mid-way to attend another press-meet that is of greater significance?
Vivek Oberoi was in a similar situation when he was at a five star hotel in Mumbai to launch DVDs of his home production `Watch Indian Circus`. Reporters who had gathered for the launch of the DVD opted to leave the conference half-way to attend a press meet organised by the Bachchans at their bungalow Jalsa in Juhu. Apparently the DVDs hadn’t arrived on time.
What added to Vivek’s embarrassment was that his event manager was spotted distributing DVDs of his home production to media personnel just outside Amitabh Bachchan’s house.
Taking to a tabloid, a source said, “In the middle of the Bachchan event, we got a call and SMS from the organisers of the Vivek event asking us to come out and collect the DVD`s of Watch Indian Circus.”
It seemed to be an awful day for the actor, for that was not the only thing that went wrong with him that day.
His bodyguard indulged in a verbal spat with the security guards present at the hotel during security check.
Narrating what happened, an eye witness said, “Vivek Oberoi arrived at the suburban hotel around 3.30 pm for the press conference with his Man Friday and a personal security guard. The guard was carrying a licensed gun. When Vivek headed for the security check, he was on a phone call. He asked the hotel security to hang on with their metal scanners till he finished the call."
"Realising that Vivek was already inside, his personal security guard ran after his boss, without bothering to stop for the mandatory security check," added the witness.
"Vivek`s guard was carrying a gun. The hotel security got into a heated argument with the guard over this. The matter was escalated to the head of security of the hotel. The head met Vivek and informed him about the altercation that happened," said the witness.
But the actor had no idea about the fight that was going on.
A friend of the actor said, “Vivek`s guard was indeed involved in a verbal spat with the hotel security. But Vivek was inside the venue at the moment had no clue about what was going on.”